Robert Schware from the Global Learning Portal recently shared with us about a study tour of three different educational organizations to see how the Madrid School System's portal software has made an impact on their educational community and what organizations can do to embrace more open source. Here's a quick summary:
"In partnership with USAID and AMIDEAST, the Global Learning Portal recently organized a Study Tour for Palestinian education stakeholders to Madrid, Spain to examine the role the EducaMadrid portal is playing in the education system there. Established by the Consejería de Educación de la Communidad de Madrid, and based on the same Liferay enterprise portal solution GLP uses, the EducaMadrid portal has been integrated into the education system for school and community outreach, professional development, and school physical capacity building within a public-private framework. It has been supported operationally by the Groupo Gesfor."
The EducaMadrid Learning Portal based on Liferay tailors its look and feel to the grade level of the student.
GLP uses Liferay for its core learning portal offering, serving multi-tenant and single-tenant, hosted and locally deployed solutions to organizations in Afghanistan, Africa, Brazil, the Philippines, South America and elsewhere.
Check out GLP's full blog here, or see the press release in Spanish or English.